Bodyboard clinic: Ryan Hardy teaches how to ride the sands

Ryan Hardy and Hayden "Da Boogie Man" Bunting have participated in a bodyboarding coaching clinic, at Bulls Paddock, Forster, Australia.


Hardy and Bunting have put over 15 youth, from the Great Lakes, New South Wales, in four different surf conditions, from pumping 3-4ft bowls and heavy wedging shories, to small inconsistent waves and a sloppy wind swell.

"Forster has a rich history of successful bodyboarders and from what Hayden and I saw, things are looking bright for the FTBA club", says Ryan Hardy.

"There is potential here for really talented bodyboarders to come through from the next generation. Having a supportive and successful club like FTBA is certainly a huge stepping stone to allow this to happen!"

"I can only hope that other bodyboard clubs around Australia can receive similar support and success that this club and it's hard working, dedicated members have created for themselves and the sport".

Both coaches focused on the core strengths of bodyboarding and have passed on a few key tips from the session to help everyone progress.

"I had such a great day, and I know Ryan, Koby and Roman did also and we will all be back to help you guys develop and grow not only as bodyboarders, but wave riders, watermen and a club", added Hayden "Da Boogie Man" Bunting.